5 intentions for spring
I like intentions better than plans; they definitely suit the unpredictability of motherhood.
While I have intended to write here for the past fortnight, it hasn’t come to fruition. The early days with baby are busy, yes, but they’re also slow and rather uneventful. There’s feeding and washing and cooking and cuddling and coffee drinking and housework and….that’s about all. But all those things manage to take up most of my day which leaves little time to write and even littler to write about.
But this week, thanks to warmer weather (bare feet!), wisteria growing in abundance on the side gate and the imminent school holidays, I’ve been looking forward to the next few months and thinking about what’s to come. And instead of venturing deep into spring with scattered thoughts and cleaning ideals I thought I’d create some intentions instead.
- return to my frugal mindset : I’ve got the best excuse for lapsing on the frugality of late but just this past week I’ve craved the routine of meal planning. And honestly, it really does make my days smoother if I don’t have to umm and ahh about what to cooking during witching hour. And yes, it really does eliminate food wastage and reduce the grocery bill. So many positives!
- sort through the children’s clothes : this is such a mammoth job that’s heady with nostalgia. Let’s not even talk about my dilemma over the newborn clothes that Marigold has outgrown – I’m at a loss with what to do with them. Alas, I have been sorting, rearranging the hand-me-down boxes and listing pre-loved clothes for sale. If you do like buying second-hand, you must check out Oh For Lovers and Fighters, too.
- read 10 pages a day : I did this last year and I always, without fail, read more than 10 pages. I’ve just started Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and next on the list is Lab Girl. It’s a soothing way to while away the breastfeeding sessions.
- tend to the garden : which, in my case, is a bunch of terracotta pots that are currently looking sad and neglected. We haven’t had any significant rainfall in months so everything is scarily dry. But I need my herbs and greens for summer salads so it’s an essential task that must be done!
- walk, walk, walk : I don’t have a double pram so I’ve been a little slack on the walking front. But, spring is the perfect season for walks around the neighbourhood (and to the cafe) so before the days get too hot I’m going to hit the pavement (and buy a new pair of sneakers because my current ones are 10-years-old and rather an embarrassment).
And how about you? What are you reading? What are you growing? Where are you walking?